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consultancy’s main objective will be to support the development of a training package for the use of EducStat, the Education management information system (EMIS) of Mozambique

Apply now Job no: 513119
Work type: Consultancy
Location: Mozambique
Categories: Consultancy

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.

For every child, Education

How can you make a difference? The consultancy’s main objective will be to support the development of a training package for the use of EducStat, the Education management information system (EMIS) of Mozambique targeting district education officers, to strengthen institutional capacity in planning and monitoring education results at sub-national level with a focus on gender sensitive data analysis.

The EMIS training intends to equip education officers with basic skills in the use of the excel spreadsheet program and more specifically the use of the Pivot Tables that are generated by the EducStata database. The idea is to strengthen the understanding and the ability to calculate key indicators in the education system as well as skills to incorporate EMIS data results in planning and monitoring process of the education system with a focus on gender and interpretation of indicators for planning purposes at decentralized level.

The training contents and modules are jointly being developed by GIZ and UNICEF considering local contexts and needs, including the competency level of education officers in Excel, the types of data and information which education officers need in practice, the instruments and compiling templates that are being used, the availability of infrastructure necessary for the training to take place.

Methodology and Technical Approach:

More in detail the consultant will need to:

• Participate in working sessions as requested, particularly those related to the instructional design and to reviewing the developed material.

• Assess the gaps and potential training needs at district level in order to inform the development phase of contents and practical exercises of the training package to make sure it is well pitched.

• Assess to what extent planning and monitoring practice of the district offices is and could be more data driven in order to inform the development of the training package, to make it more conducive to an informed planning and monitoring practice.

• Verify the assumed needs for education data and statistics in the decentralized education offices, particularly gender sensitive data analysis and interpretation.

• Construct a district brochure template to be used in the training package as a resulting product of the training events.

• Develop an interpretation table for each of the indicators that will be analyzed in the brochure.

• Review existing training content and determine the Pros and Cons of Face-to-face training against Digital training Activities and Tasks: To accomplish the objective stated in the TORs, the consultant must complete the following specific tasks linked to the objectives stated above: Participate in working sessions as requested, particularly those related to the instructional design and to reviewing the developed material.

• Liaise with the Core team to finalize expectations and clarify doubts that may exist.

• Participate to any activities (working session, consultations with MINEDH, online discussions) linked to the preparation of the training package to provide feedback and backstopping

• Ensure constant coherence between the training design and availability of data within the existing data collection process Construct a district brochure template to be used in the training package as a resulting product of the training events.

• Design the content of the brochure using graphic analysis of data from the planilha

• The brochure should contain comparative information (eg. district compared to Province and National)

• Develop an interpretation table of the indicators analyzed in the brochure Assess the gaps and potential training needs at district level in order to inform the development phase of contents and practical exercises of the training package to make sure it is well pitched.

• Pilot the content of the training modules, as well as the district brochure template, in UNICEF target districts of Tete and Zambezia, using the methodology and tools agreed by the Core team.

• Assess the appropriateness of the content and in particular the capacity of district personal to digest the training and use gender-specific lens. Assess to what extent planning and monitoring practice of the district offices is and could be more data driven in order to inform the development of the training package, to make it more conducive to an informed planning and monitoring practice.

• Verify the assumed needs for education data and statistics (See GIZ report) in the decentralized education offices, particularly gender sensitive data analysis and interpretation. Review existing training content and determine the Pros and Cons of Face-to-face training against Digital training

• Revise the training content to feed findings and recommendations into the training package

• Prepare a training report clearly showing the main challenges in terms of o District Technicians Capacity o Relevance and appropriateness of training content o Advantages of Face-to-face vs. Digital o Content oversights

• Add practical exercises responding to day-to-day needs and possibilities of data analysis and disaggregated indicators that would be relevant for planning and monitoring of education at decentralized level. Deliverables and Payments:

For more information on the expected deliverables and conditions of payment, please see attached TOR in English and Portuguese.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

• University degree in Education/Statistics/Social Science or other relevant areas

• Master’s Degree is an asset

• At least 5 years of professional experience in the areas of institutional development, preferably in education programs in the context of Mozambique or in the African context.

• Experience in use and management of educational statistics.

• Experience in developing and conducting training on EMIS/ data management.

• Previously undertaken work in gender analysis or planning for the education sector will be an advantage. Knowledge and Specific Competencies Required:

• Knowledge of Mozambique's educational policies and legislation

• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

• Time management ability to meet deadlines

• Fluency in Portuguese. Knowledge of English is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate… UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

 

Item

Technical Criteria/Qualifications

Max. Points

1

Academic Qualifications

10

1.1

Relevant University Degree

10

2

Professional Experience

20

2.1

At least 5 years of relevant professional experience

5

2.2

Experience in use and management of educational statistics

5

2.3

Experience in developing and conducting training on EMIS/ data management

5

2.4

Previously undertaken work in gender analysis for the education sector

5

3

Technical Proposal

40

3.1

Flow and use of statistical data

10

3.2

Gender Analysis

10

3.3

Methodology

15

3.3

Communication and Language skills

5

 

Total Technical Score

70

 

Minimum Technical for pass to financial assessment

50

 

Only those candidates meeting the minimum technical score will be eligible for further review.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process

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